UCB Series, November 6, 1984, University Of California, Berkeley.
Well this is one of my favorite performances I have done. Basically it is Harpo Marx seduces Barbara Stanwick or Bette Davis into going all the way. To cut through her smart ironical one liners I used [instead of a honking horn] the clicks, whinings, and whirlings of my motor wheelchair. She may have been the only audience member that night [not counting the janitors who kept sweeping outside of the curtain on the door so they could peek in (the janitors would become recognized experts /fans of my performances over the next three years)]. Or she may have been a plant /actress. YOU WILL NEVER KNOW FOR SURE! But this is true: at the time she was the Director of Women's studies at the University of California Berkeley!
In “A Touching Affair” I tried to get the audience to fall into intimacy with me. I had to do this without words – just by noises, gestures and touching.